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Youth Orchestras of Prince William Auditions

Current and New Member Auditions

  • May 14 from 5pm to 8pm at Gar-Field HS
  • May 15 from 5pm to 8pm at Patriot HS
  • Audition sign up will be available in March 2018

Wind Symphony

This is our entry level wind ensemble which performs band style music. Musicians in this ensemble are of at least intermediate level and have usually been playing for 3 or more years and are primarily in grades seven through ten. In addition to performing with the Wind Symphony, selected students will have the opportunity to perform orchestral literature with our Concert Orchestra.

Introduction to Preparatory

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Preparatory Orchestra

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Placement in Youth Orchestra of Prince William is by audition. (The only exceptions are our Introduction to Preparatory program and Preparatory Orchestra which are open to all beginner string students without an audition.) Please sign up for an audition slot using the link above. For further questions or more information, please contact our office at (703)590-7083 or info@yopw.org. We look forward to meeting you!

New students are accepted throughout the season!

Percussion Ensemble

All YOPW percussionists are members of this group in addition to performing with other major ensembles.

Primo Orchestra

Student musicians in this program have usually played for 1-2 years and have developed basic skills.

Repertory Orchestra

This orchestra is for the intermediate string player. Members of this ensemble have typically been playing for about 2-3 years and are working on at least Grade 3 music literature.

Concert Orchestra

This is a full orchestra with strings, winds and percussion in which members are comfortable performing Grade 4-5 music literature.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

This full symphonic orchestra accepts the most advanced string, wind and percussion players to perform standard orchestral literature.